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USS Arval (SP-1045)
Motorboat Arval
Arval as a private motorboat sometime between 1911 and 1917.
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Name: USS Arval
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Stamford Motor Construction Company, Stamford, Connecticut
Completed: 1911
Acquired: 1 November 1917
Commissioned: 1 November 1917
Decommissioned: 27 February 1919
Struck: 27 February 1919
Fate: Returned to owner 27 February 1919
Notes: Operated as private motorboat Arval 1911-1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel employed as hospital boat
Tonnage: 49 gross tons
Length: 75 ft (23 m)
Beam: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Draft: 10 ft (3.0 m) forward
Speed: 11 knots
Complement: 7
Armament: 2 x 1-pounder guns

USS Arval (SP-1045) was a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919.

Arval was built as a private motorboat of the same name in 1911 by the Stamford Motor Construction Company at Stamford, Connecticut. On 1 November 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired her from her owner, Donald N. Test, for use as a section patrol boat during World War I. She was commissioned the same day at Chicago, Illinois, as USS Arval (SP-1045) with Ensign Franklin Smith, USNRF, in command.

Arval departed Chicago on the day of her commissioning and arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, on 7 November 1917. Assigned to the 6th Naval District section patrol and based at Wilmington, North Carolina, Arval patrolled the coastal waters of North Carolina through the end of World War I.

In January 1919, Arval moved north to New York City. She was decommissioned and returned to her owner on 27 February 1919, and stricken from the Navy List the same day.

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